Reports Report 5441aj (Event 5441-2020)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 5441-2020
Observer
NamePaul D
Experience Level3/5
RemarksThis was not a typical meteor sighting, in that it persisted for so long and showed a separate leading object and a fragment train
Location
AddressTwinsburg, OH
Latitude41° 20' 8.76'' N (41.34°)
Longitude 81° 28' 30.81'' W (-81.48°)
Elevation315.05m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2020-09-30 06:23 EDT
UT Date & Time2020-09-30 10:23 UT
Duration≈7.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up right to down left
Descent Angle229°
Moving
Facing azimuth153.1°
First azimuth160.4°
First elevation76°
Last azimuth124.47°
Last elevation61°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-16
ColorYellow, White
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration20s
Length
Remarksinitially large separate glowing particles trailing a single bright object, followed by glowing smoke-like train which twisted slightly
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
Remarksinitial flash was as bright as a strobe light, then a glowing object followed by bright fragments
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
Remarksthe leading object disappeared within 4-5 seconds, the fragment train persisted for about 20 seconds